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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
begin with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come u
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and now they'll take down mitt romney with fact-checking and challenging what he said in the debate in advertisements and speeches, but they will not have that same, large audience. >> peter noted that later in the week, the vice presidential debate will take place. could that be a potential game changer given the uneven debate we just saw this past week? >> normally the vice presidential debates are not that key, but now all eyes will be on joe biden to show that he can do a better job than his boss, if you will, president obama against paul ryan and this will be a tough debate. i've been told david axelrod had been planning to take charge of the debate camp, and now he is in charge with the vice president's team. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> you bet. >>> another story we're following tonight, gas prices. they're dropping across much of the country which make the soaring increases in california all the more startling. the average price there $4.61 for a gallon of regular, the highest it's ever been. nbc's diana alviar. >> reporter: prices like these make californians consider
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama in vegas. >> governor romney is a good debater. i am just ok. >> mitt romney releasing this op-ed about foreign-policy. >> they're trying to be as real as possible. mitt romney has been wearing a suit and tie. trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> the republican nominee trailing the president in a new battleground poll. >> obama has the upper hand, but it is close enough that with a strong performance on wednesday, he could take the lead in the national polls. >> in washington post poll shows the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate even though the race remains tight. >> you have a very close election nationally, obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons for the disparity. >> there's so much voter bloc and. many people have made up their minds. -- lock-in. many people have made up their minds. >> obama has an 11-point lead in swing states. >> metv is coming to wbal +. the network features a wide range of classic programs for all audiences.
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
between president obama and mitt romney. today both candidates are hunkering down for what could be a pivotal night in this race. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent in denver tonight in place where the debate will take place tomorrow night. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. these candidates have each done four mock debates, mitt romney and president obama. they will each do one more today. it's more preparation than any two candidates have ever put in to general election presidential debates in the modern era of presidential politics. >> because i get the opportunity to introduce to you the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> reporter: mitt romney landed in colorado monday night scoring the endorsement of denver broncos football legend john elway. >> what an honor, what a welcome and colorado welcome. thank you so much >> reporter: governor's first and only event ahead of tomorrow's big presidential debate was at a packed air and space museum in denver. >> people want to know who is going
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
, getting down to work, each claims to be the underdog. >> governor romney, he's -- he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> he plays, barack obama, he plays them well, too. i hate to tell you. >> reporter: mitt romney practicing with ohio senator rob portman looks like he's been getting a workout. the president sparring with john kerry, even chose a key suburb in nevada, a battleground state, for his practice session. neither candidate is known as a great debater. aides say the president doesn't like to talk in sound bites, and can be patronizing. >> you're likeable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: romney, say advisers, can come off as out of touch with average voters. >> rick, i'll tell you what, 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: in the 52 years since the debates were first fell viced the first rule is appearances should count. nixon should have shaved. al bush shouldn't have sighed. and the ka ra never blinks. challengers can benefit just by being on the stage with an uncouple bent president. >> are you better off than you were four years ago? >> reporter: it helps to
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:30am EDT
through this before. there will be ups and downs. we know the news media is anxious to write the romney recovery and comeback story. we understand that first of all, we are not going to win background states by 10, 12 points. this race is going to tighten. we have built the presidential campaign with the belief it will come down to a few votes in a few states. the race will tighten. we do have an edge right now, and it's important to understand that the election is happening right now. people started voting in iowa this week. vote in ohio next week. we like what we're seeing in those numbers. we think we've got the numbers to win an election. but it is going to be exceedingly, you know, tough at the end here. we expect it to tighten. and so our entire campaign is built under the premise, listen, we got 53% of the vote in 2008 under ideal circumstances. we have expected this to be closer than 2008, and we expect to see this race tighten a little bit. >> i want to talk about the foreign policy crisis in libya and the fact that this administration has changed its tune when it comes to desc
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
lead in ohio has shrunk to just four points. touching down on akron on the last day ohioans will vote. mitt romney will campaign here four of the last five days. the president just wrapped up his 17th rally here, more than any other state. >> do not delay, go vote today. what do you think? all right, buckeyes, we need you. >> reporter: why all the attention on ohio? no republican has won the white house without it. the race has changed here since last week's debate. just weeks ago, the campaign briefly considered its path forward without ohio. we feel it's going to be close again until the end, but we feel we have an enthusiasm edge working in our favor. >> reporter: if romney loses ohio, he needs to win six of the seven remaining swing states, all of which voted for mr. obama four years ago. after being dominated on the airwaves this summer, and painted romney as an out of touch corporate raider, the romney campaign is intensifying its efforts. >> ohio families can't afford four more years like the last four years. >> reporter: the obama campaign is trying to make a punch line of rom
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm EDT
excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, today is on the day that the president got elected, well, the unemployment rate would be at about 11%. >> reporter: it is true that only 11 #,000 jobs were added last month, a modest number, but economists say a number of people were working, not just giving up trying to find a job. and numbers from the last two months went up. >> we're seeing a lot of volatility in the numbers on a month to month basis, so until we see a trend in the numbers that show we're generating a lot of jobs and seeing a lot of people participate, you kind of take it with a grain of salt. >> reporter: while the market saw good news, s
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
president were to be reelected you'll see a middle class squeeze with incomes going down and prices going up. i'll get incomes up again. >> reporter: busy day on the campaign trail, the president does rallies here in denver, then flies to madison, wisconsin for a big rally this afternoon. mitt romney, nothing here, but flies to virginia and has a rally with his running mate paul ryan. >> chuck todd, thank you. david axelrod is a senior adviser to president obama's reelection campaign. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah, how are you doing? >> we all know the president is a fiercely competitive man, was he satisfied with that performance? >> well, i think one aspect of the president he's never satisfied, he's always challenging himself, i think. but you know, savannah i was with you last week and i joked that mitt romney put more preparation into it than they did into the invasion in normandy and you saw last night. i expected a strong performance, got a strong performance, but that's what it was, a performance. the underlying facts remain the underlying facts. he denied w
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
presidency. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> political points is what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> the president calls his policies going forward. i call them forewarned. >> the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states -- that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force. we're creating more jobs. >> on social media, some conservatives accuse the obama administration of doctoring the jobs numbers. jack welch wrote, unbelievable job numbers. the chicago guys will do anything, can't debate? they'll change the numbers. >> it's lead yous to hear that statement. >> the secretary of labor denies any political motivation, saying the numbers are real. so while romney launches tv ads promising to do better than president obama. >> i have a detailed floon create 12 million new jobs. >> obama is celebrating this report. >> this country has come to far. >> a bench mark proves america
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Oct 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
romney staffed epa. i would be a seller of the consol energies and the peabodies in the strength. i take down union pacific. it is the carrier of clean coal. i would never recommend a company on this show with bad fundamentals. but they can be justified even with this sitting president. the pure coal plays are faltering fundamentally. there is no way i'm going to buy them based on some off handed debate patter. you want a battleground stock that could go either way depending upon the election? consider this first statement by the president about corporate jets. >> why wouldn't we eliminate tax breaks for corporate jets? my attitude is if you got a corporate jet, can you probably afford to pay full freight, not get a special break for it. >> now watch romney on defense. >> finally, military. the president's re-elected, you'll see dramatic cuts to our military. the secretary of defense said these would be even devastating. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> if you're like me, you realize the general dynamics is at the fulcrum of both of these issues. if president obama
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
be 11%. >> $181 million funds raised by the obama in september. with romney collecting more than $12 million following the debate. >> both sides will have a tremendous amount of money down the final stretch of this campaign, particularly that obama $1 81 million, allowing them potentially to compete one-on-one with the republican money. >> romney facing lingering questions about recent assertions. >> pre-existing conditions are faced under my plan. >> including his medical plan would cover those who already have medical problems. it was clarified that that would be left up to states. >> governor romney was fact checked by his own campaign. >> to counter efforts to frame the republican nominee an out-of-touch executive, romney talked more about his own story, including his friendship with a teenager diagnosed diagnosed wih leukemia. >> this is ann romney calling. >> today, romney's wife visited campaign supporters at a phone bank in florida. >> are you getting feedback about the debate? >> that was peter alexander reporting. >> a new state-of-the-art medical facility for the maryland
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:30pm EDT
down on sesame street. >> today, a key romney surrogate said this. >> what people saw last night was a president that revealed his incompetence, how laze di and detached he is. >> did you really mean to call barack obama lazy? >> he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, the pressure is on paul ryan and joe biden in a debate next week. and the stakes are a lot higher for the president to come up with a different game plan for his next debate with mitt romney two weeks from now. >> andrea mitchell remains in denver tonight. thanks and of course, thanks to social media. getting reaction to a debate isn't a morning after thing anymore. it's a real time thing and the talk about the event in denver is still going on tonight. that part of our story from nbc's john yang. >> the right answer for government is to say how do we make the private sector become more efficient? >> reporter: even before they finished talking, another debate was raging online. the twitter world exploded. york, an absolutely a one sided debate. big, big win for romney. bill maher. i
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings to it. >> reporter: john kerry's playing romney with the president. in a weekend memory, republicans urged kerry to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls obama's foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan, clearly and concisely explain how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i believe in what i believe, i do what i do, and i really believe in the policies we're providing, that we're pursuing. and at the end of the day, i'm just going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: and if you can't control what actually happens in the debate, you certa
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
christie predicted romney would do extremely well and turn the race upside down. >> thursday morning, the entire narrative of this race is going to change. >> reporter: and if the president is trying to avoid the campaign over the next several days, natalie, it will be tough to do. if he turns on the local news at his lakeside resort in henderson, nevada tonight, he'll see none other than his opponent's wife, ann romney, who is hosting a rally there tonight. >> all right. peter alexander in boston. thank you, peter. >>> a deadly shooting at a vfw post in central florida has left two people dead, and another person injured. police say the shooting broke out as riders from a charity motorcycle event were eating breakfast. the incident is under investigation. >>> let's head to wall street. mandy drury is in the new york stokes for us. what are with you watching this week? >> we closed out a surprisingly good third quarter for the stock markets, natalie, the best since 2010. there is some caution now that we might be ready for a pullback in the market, especially if there is renewed weak
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
are in preparation mode. new polls show the president and mitt romney are locked in a close contest. we are in washington with what is at stake. >> with the clock ticking toward the first face-off at the university of denver, both candidates are hunkering down. president obama and the presidentprep mill in vegas -- in debate prep mode in the. a weekend visit to church with mitt romney and a practice session with this debate team. >> there tried to be as real as possible. he has been wearing a suit and tie. the are trying to get those answers crisp and appealing. >> he covers the mitt romney campaign for politico, which shows him trailing for the president. >> president obama has the upper hand but it is close enough that with a strong performance in denver, mitt romney could take the lead in the national polls. >> a washington post poll of the majority of voters think the president will win wednesday's debate. >> well you have a very close election nationally, president obama does have the edge in the key swing states. >> some of the reasons were spent for the disparity. >> there is
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
riding a new wave of momentum. president obama hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its l
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
will stand at the podium on the right, mitt romney at the podium on the left. this debate is separated into six 15-minute segments focusing heavily on the economy. touching down in denver this afternoon, president obama has prepared more for these debates than any sitting president in the modern era. while anticipation builds at the tightly controlled debate site mitt romney reviewed in private relaxing with his sons and fueling up on a peanut butter and honey sandwich. >> i believe that the 21st century can be better than the 20th century. >> you can do that. it's your future. go claim it. >> reporter: a brief glimpse of the motorcade. >> two, three, four, five. >> reporter: for days advisers from both sides have been negotiating details from lighting to the angle of the podiums. the rules even address which spouse will be introduced first. mrs. romney, then mrs. obama. and a coin toss determined the president will speak first with romney getting the last word. >> i'd ask the wealthy to pay a little more. >> more americans are living in poverty. >> reporter: after a relentle
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
a candidate. but this is the mitt romney that they described to me as he sat down at a table and did a deal. he had a cycle of themes that he wanted to keep coming back to. the objective realities of the economy and what's going on within it. the fact that he would not raise taxes, he insisted, on the middle class. he accused the president at one point of not knowing what he was talking about when it came to deductions for jobs overseas. and at the conclusion he came back again to the whole idea that he thinks the private sector can do a much better job than the federal government can do and that the president has not delivered on his own promises of four years ago. the president has a tough brief to defend, on the other hand. the economy is still not in very good shape. obama care, however you may feel about it, is a complex piece of legislation. so tonight probably, and i don't like to make these kind of judgments generally, tonight will gladden the hearts of a lot of the republican operatives and the people who are working for him in the states around the country. the big issue is
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Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
loose seats on american airlines flights. >>> political showdown. president obama and mitt romney hunker down for their high stakes debate in denver. >>> and bumpy ride. a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and a 10-year-old philadelphia boy is arrested after swiping and crashing a van. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during flights, passenger seats came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both plains had undergone maintenance. they have grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> to politics where president obama and rival mitt romney will not be campaigning today, opting instead to prep for the first of the three debates that they will have starting to
NBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
down to prepare for their first debate on wednesday. president obama and republican rival mitt romney have honed their skills with more mock debates than any other candidates in recent years. romney campaigns in denver today while the president makes appearances in las vegas. meantime, the most closely watched senate race in the nation is heating up in massachusetts. republican scott brown and democratic rival elizabeth warren faced off in their first debate last night. >>> the faa is investigating why passenger seats came loose on three different american airlines flights. the latest incident happened monday aboard a new york to miami flight. on saturday a similar problem forced a boston to miami flight to make an emergency landing and american says that same plane was involved in a loose seat incident last week which they thought had been fixed. fortunately no one on the flights was hurt. both of the boeing 757s involved had recently gone through maintenance that involved moving the seats. american says there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into the tracks on th
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 4:30am EDT
but he's going to crack down on sesame street. thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird. who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits. elmo's got to watch out. >> and vice president joe biden was campaigning in iowa saying that mitt romney flip-flopped on his own tax cut plan that was the center piece of the gop campaign and biden challenged the republicans on the tax issue. >> you know the phrase he always used, obama and biden want to raise taxes by $8 trillion. guess what, yes, we do, in one regard, we want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn't have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. that's not a tax rate, that's called fairness where i come from. >> all right. so how will today's monthly jobs report impact the candidates? economists predict the unemployment rate could tick up from 8.1 to 8.2%. that could be bad news forpresident obama. nbc's brian mooar has the latest. >> even if it's not great news today, it probably could be worse. >> reporter: today's jobs report is the second to the la
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
reelection prospects. expect governor romney to continue to target the president as he did today with the campaign releasing several new ads on the issue. >> another warm day and early october, enjoy it while at lasted. at 82 degrees down town right now, where above normal. western maryland, the mid to upper 60's in this hour. it will stay fairly mild overnight. tomorrow, the wind shifts to the northwest. we will start to feel fall coming back in full force. in north texas, the same front is working in that direction and might kick up a couple showers. running about 30% chance of a shower at first pitch. it is about 80 degrees in arlington right now. there may be some scattered showers in the area with of the north agrees that the northerly wind that cools things into the '60s as we head towards the end of the game. the 30% chance will persist as the front is moving through. the same fraud that triggered snow in northwestern minnesota yesterday, it is pushing showers and to the ohio valley and a stretch of the way down in the north texas. has the system we're watching and will cross t
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Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
statements told the tale. the president was down and mitt romney was up. >> you know, four years ago we were going through a major crisis, and yet my faith and confidence in the american future is undiminished. >> it's an important election and i'm concerned about america. i'm concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. what kind of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? chris: and the impact wednesday night can be seen at least four ways. first the media consensus, from the left, center and right. the media called the president's performance a failure and say mitt romney may get a second look now. second, the g.o.p. got a lift. the entire party from fundraising got a pick me up. third, first impressions. voters just tuning into this contest got a view of mitt romney better than anything he's done before. and fourth, big mo. the momentum had been going the president's way and appeared to be halted wednesday night. sam, huge impact of that debate wednesday night. >> big. think john kennedy of 1960, think ronald reagan in 1980. it's
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Oct 8, 2012 3:30am EDT
try to grind down romney on the idea that he is a chia chameleon, who do you trust, to he really performed well. >> well, the group of undecideds showed that they didn't necessarily change their vote one way or the other. i think when you have -- paul ryan is not going to be able to do what mitt romney did. he was the chairman of the budget committee, for goodness sakes. it would be an affront to him to make up all of these numbers. >> let me switch to a different performance this week that got a lot of attention. i had the chance to sit down with a familiar face on this program, arnold schwarzenegger, former governor of california. recent revelations about his personal conduct have hurt his reputation, to say the very least. you have noticed he's been out this week with a new book called "total recall:my unbelievable true story" in which he details what he says are his successes and his failures. governor schwarzenegger, whack welcome back to "meet the press" meet. . >> thank you. it's good to be back again. >> let's start with politics. you're still a high profile voice in the
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
break down last night's performance. good morning, morark. the general consensus is that mitt romney exceeded expectations and maybe cannot on top. >> i have not heard a single pundit with a straight face try to make the case that president obama won that debate last night. in terms of who dominated, it was mitt romney. he was aggressive and in command of the facts. romney really accomplished, he can not looking like a cross between thurston howell and some sort of evil version of donald trump, somebody who does not care about the poor. he said he was pro-business. he wants to help the entire country and did himself a big favor. >> was his performance good enough to improve his standing in the polls? >> all of these overnight polls say that mitt romney won. did he convince people to vote for him? walter mondale schooled ronald reagan went on to lose. john kerry won all three debates against george bush. it will take a couple more weeks of campaigning and a few more debates to see if the opening means romney is moving up in the polls. >> best and worst moments for each candidate? >> b
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
dynamic. >> romney got good news from three battlegrounds. in florida, he is down only by one. . still way behind in ohio peeling -- in florida, he is down only by one. he is still way behind in ohio. in virginia, he is behind by two. >> the idea that i am anti- immigrant is repulse of. do not use a term like that. >> even barack obama can sound like a professorial know what all. >> i understand the broader point senator cohen has been trying to make for the last several weeks. >> 90 minutes, no breaks, a back and forth on domestic issues with possible fireworks. >> i think you'll see both of them be more aggressive than either of their campaigns have predicted, because the stakes are pretty high. >> the contest could get tighter after tonight's clash. but most here in virginia -- in denver agreed that this could be decided to 9. wbal-tv 11 news. >> you can follow live debate up its in our commitment 2012 app. can also watch the debate beginning here at 9:00. hastonight, the i'team uncovered new details in the death of a man in police custody. three officers were involved. one more shot in
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
down to one state for the romney campaign -- ohio, ohio, ohio. >> now, afghanistan is always in our thoughts. but last week, there was a special incredibly disturbing milestone. the total number of u.s. military deaths in the war eclipsed the 2,000 mark. and tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of the war in afghanistan. 11 years. >> wow. the greatest disappointment for us and certainly for a lot of americans whose sons or daughters are serving in afghanistan is the fact that these candidates don't talk about afghanistan. it's a waste of american blood. it's a waste of american money. and the question is why aren't the politicians talking about it this year? >> i'll be looking for clarity from both presidential candidates during the debate on foreign policy. looking ahead to next week, though, we're expected for the vice presidential debates' candidates on thursday. joe biden versus paul ryan. who do you think is going to do well? >> i love them both. i know them both very well. they're both good blue collar catholics. but it's going to be ryan. no doubt about it. listen, joe biden r
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
where the president leads romney by just a single point, also down from a four-point lead last month. but romney's made no progress in ohio where mr. obama remains a significant edge, virtually unchanged since september. nationally the new nbc/"wall street journal" poll also shows the president in a strong position though the race tightened. he sits at 49% in both his ballot test and job approval rating. mitt romney coalesced republicans and to close the gap and likely voters because of republican enthusiasm, 49/46. david? >> former pennsylvania senator rick santorum is a former republican presidential candidate and author of the new book "american patriots, answering the call to freedom." senator, good to see you. >> thank you, david. >> talk about the book in a minute. let's talk about the debate. i spoke with governor chris christie on "meet the press" and he said come thursday morning the narrative will be completely different after the first debate. how so? what are you looking for tonight? >> first off, having gone through debates in the primary, they are a big deal, and it's g
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Oct 9, 2012 3:00am EDT
that united health care purchased 90% of the brazilian health care companies down there, what do you see their stuff going from here and what do you think if romney's elected president? >> it's not as good if romney's elected president. because what happened is the health companies they went all in under obama. they did win. unh goes higher with president obama is re-elected. if you loved playing kick the can as a kid, as i did, you should have adored as an investor in an industrial based company, the kick the can theory, our stocks go higher. >>> coming up, ipo stud or dud. but does this cloud play offer enough profit to bring investors back to the table. find out when you get to know this ipo. >>> and later, up, up and away? amazon has already sold almost 50% this year and google is up over 15%. but could these two market leaders continue to climb? or will they fall back down to earth? don't miss cramer's take. >>> plus, healthy dividend? medical properties trust owns care facilities nationwide, as affordable care makes political headlines. does this mean give your performer a -- a
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
romney is attacking president obama's form policy. >> how close is skydiver will get to space today. >> a live at traffic. 695 rt 1. bel air road. give yourself a little time. slow down a little bit. slow down a little bit. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. with grease and lime scale. use finish dishwasher cleaner every month to keep your machine in sparkling health. for shining results, finish dishwasher cleaner. >> welcome back. a live look at camden yards after a big win last night. 52 degrees. the current temperature downtown. much colder as you step outside the city. some rain showers as well. 48 degrees at bwi. only 45 in westminster. looking to the western part of the state, 34 degrees in oakland. the forecast for today -- highs only in the upper 50's rahm baltimore. rainshowers ending by about 8:00 a.m.. they will lender throughout much of the day. we are expected temperatures around 63 for ocean city. a look
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 12:35am EDT
right. romney was the big winner last night and in case you missed his performance, we boiled it down to just the best parts. here, take a look. >> big bird -- grabbed my arm -- and said -- i'm coming for -- you -- rich guy. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i read that a lot of people were -- played drinking games last night, during the debate, where they -- they took a shot when someone said a certain word. yeah. the word for obama was "jobs." the word for romney was "medicare." and the word for jim lehrer was -- [ fragmented interjections ] [ laughter ] that's right. jim lehrer had trouble making sure the candidates stuck to the rules last night. even nfl replacement refs were like, "this guy's a disaster! [ laughter ] who hires these guys?" of course, obama and romney differed on many subjects throughout the debate. however, there was one moment where they really came together in perfect harmony. check it out. [ humming "whistle" by flo rida ] [ light laughter ] [ humming in unison ] [ humming in unison ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: flo rida fans. >> steve: yeah, they love
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
different skins on the outside. obama, romney and buy these separately. it comes with one, and then can you switch it out. we have you there after the election if you want a natalie speaker, or i have down here, kathie lee and hoda, matt, al. just a great gift and great also for tailgating if you're a sports fan. >> okay. i like this for your home to decorate, cutting board. >> great for the kitchen, great house warming gift, $22 to $40 on amazon.com. >> love when you end with the sweets on fun finds. >> october 22nd, sneak peek, godiva coming out with these. truffle pops. >> they are cute. >> special edition. >> sprinkled cupcakes getting in on the action. obama, romney and just vote. >> have had a lot of cupcakes already this morning. jill martin, thanks so much. good fun finds as always. coming up next, answers to your money questions on how to get out from under credit card debt but first these messages. ♪ [ sighs ] hey! come on! what? i've been skimming mac and cheese for 75 years. 75? yeah. i'm only 45. i have another family. what?! what. ♪ [ male announcer ] celebrating seven
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 12:35am EDT
applause ] >> teresa, calm down! your mother's a liar! >> jimmy: all right. [ laughter ] what's going on? listen to this, you guys. nasa is warning that solar radiation could cause tv outages over the next week. or as mitt romney put it, "please happen during the debate. please happen during the debate. please." [ laughter ] [ as romney ] i'll tell you what i think of -- the sun is coming out, huh? this is interesting. a new study found that nice people are more likely to live longer than people with bad attitudes. [ cheers ] or as people with bad attitudes put it, whatever. [ laughter ] i heard that costco is recalling its smoked salmon because of a possible salmonella contamination. yeah, their salmon has salmonella. [ laughter ] something tell me i don't want to know what their crabs have. i just don't want -- [ laughter ] but on the bright side, since it is costco, customers get a lot of salmonella for their money. they really do, if you think about it. finally guys, an 84-year-old woman in maine, she's fine. she's doing fine after she accidentally drove her car into the ocean. [ lig
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
should've. [ light laughter ] pro, hearing tom brokaw break down the debate with moderator jim lehrer. con, hearing tom brokaw try to pronounce -- [ as tom brokaw ] "lehrer." [ laughter ] "leh -- lehrer. jim lehrer. leh-eh-lehrer." [ scattered applause ] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, mitt romney will answer every foreign policy question by saying what his conservative base wants to hear. con, obama will answer every foreign policy question by saying, "i killed osama bin laden, bitches," and dropping the mic. [ cheers and applause ] "what do you want me to --" >> steve: "what do you want to do?" >> jimmy: "i don't even need a rebuttal." >> steve: yeah. i'm done. >> jimmy: pro, a candidate has two minutes to answer each question, followed by a one-minute rebuttal, followed by a 30-second opportunity to respond to the rebuttal. con, followed by a one-second opportunity to roll one's eyes and make a wanking motion with one's fist. [ laughter ] you have to have rules. >> steve: that's the rule? >> jimmy: that's the rule. >> steve: wow, things have gotten looser. >> jimmy: pro, tomorrow night's de
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